Updated:ORLANDO, Fla. —
Residents at an Orlando apartment complex said they're worried about children in the area because of the large amount of trash that has piled up outside their community dumpster.
They have even filed a complaint with Orlando Code Enforcement over the growing piles of trash at the Dove Tail Villas apartments near Curry Ford Road.
Residents told Channel 9 the problems are only getting worse, and they're growing more frustrated each day.
Dumpsters are filled, and mattresses and other trash are scattered about, including shopping carts full of junk close to where children play.
"A lot of kids do play around there. You should see the parents telling their kids, 'Do not go next to it,'" one resident said.
WFTV found Dove Tail Villas has close to 25 prior violations.
"The city of Orlando responds to every code complaint reported to the city. Specific to this property, code enforcement has responded to several reports at this complex and has cited them for code violations," Orlando officials said in a statement.
It wasn't until Channel 9's cameras showed up that maintenance crews began to move the mattresses that were piled outside the dumpster. They were taking them into a vacant apartment.
"I have walked past and seen a whole bunch of mattresses in the back stocked up, and anybody can get in there if you ask me," said one resident.
Management said they're working to correct the problem.
Code enforcement added that many of the cases for the property are still active with compliance dates and inspections still happening.